WHERE AM I ON THE SPECTRUM?
Introducing the non-invasive online screening tool for autism,
asperger's & ADHD

Screening consists of 10 questions and can be easily completed in 2 minutes or less. Results and exact
position on the spectrum
are displayed immediately after you submit the results. This screening tool works
for people of all ages, starting at 15 months of age. The tool works equally well for both genders.

How does the screening tool work?
1- Hit the appropriate link below depending on the age of the individual intending to take the test. The cut off
between child and adult is around age 17. However, individual situations can vary as we all know.
2- You will be directed to the test home page where you can follow instructions necessary to take the test.
There are no user accounts or any other hurdles. The test is
completely free and anonymous.
3- Please note that parents or guardians have to take the test for children younger than 13 years of age.
4- When you are done answering all 10 questions, click submit and you will get your own personalized result
indicating your exact position on the spectrum.
5- Print the result page and share it with your doctor. It can be the perfect conversation opener to engage
your doctor in an individualized manner. You can see a sample of the spectrum in an image below or
here.  
6- Keep a copy handy, and retake the test periodically (every 4-6 months). This is helpful in assessing your
progress (and grading your healthcare provider!). These follow ups could potentially help you decide whether
you need to change direction or alternatively keep down the same path.

Why this screening tool?
Most doctors today rely on clinical symptoms and diagnostic criteria to determine whether someone is
autistic. However, the criteria used are very rigid and only give qualitative answers (yes or no). But the
spectrum is much more dynamic than that. This screening tool on the other hand is
quantitative. It details
the individual's exact position on the spectrum down to the percentage of functionality compared to
neurotypicals. This makes sense when you think of the spectrum for what it is:
a gradient consisting of
many degrees of functionality (and sensitivity)
. Each individual has her own degree of functionality that
needs to be treated individually.
Additionally, this quantitative screening tool is crucially useful to monitor progress over time. You may print
the results and retake the questionnaire after treatment or therapy etc... to get an accurate assessment of the
effectiveness of such treatment.

How did Sovereign Research come up with this screening tool?
This screening tool has been years in the working. I (Rami) have been researching autism and sensitivity since
1995. I have been working as an Integrative Medicine consultant since 1998. Over the years, I developed a
clear sense of the need for a QUANTITATIVE assessment of autism and asperger's beyond the impotent and
constraining criteria. I gathered about 150 relevant questions that were the product of my experiences
consulting with physicians over time. Once that matured, I worked closely with 5 clinics to eliminate the less
relevant questions and develop more comprehensive answers for the relevant ones. After testing the potential
questions exhaustively on several hundred patients, we were able to narrow the pool down to 10 questions
that can capture the subject. After that I went to work with a statistician to create the right mathematical
algorithm that can translate the answers into degrees of functionality and sensitivity. Then the near-completed
version was tested clinically on some of the same patients and some new ones through my affiliated clinics
until everyone was confident the system works. At that stage I contracted a web application developer to put
this test on the website. The test will also be released as an
android app very soon, and iphone app after that.

The resulting product is a major breakthrough by any standard. It is a necessary step toward personalized care
for autistics, asperger's and ADHD as individuals, as opposed to generic cases. Feel free to contact me with
your questions, impressions and feedback regarding this tool. I can only make it better through your
cooperation. Please note that I cannot give individual medical advice to the public. This is left to the
partnership between patient and doctor. I can however help you with the test and any questions you have
about it.

Please note that this questionnaire & results are for educational purposes only and do not replace a relationship
with a healthcare provider. More importantly this screening tool does not aim to diagnose, treat or mitigate any
disease, disorder or medical condition.
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